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STEVE MAXWELL: Snow clearing; water line thermostats and making shelter under a deck
MY HANDMADE HOME: DIY bookshelf nightstand
Think twice before borrowing against your home equity
KARL LOHNES: Kitchen table making its return as the heart of a home
The Home Front: Home decor trends for the year ahead
Real estate enters the data age
Mike Holmes: Protect your home from winter rainstorms
Toronto was just hit with some severe winter rainstorms. If you looked outside, it wasn’t pretty. For me, it’s a good opportunity to stay in and catch up on some emails (I get a lot of them) while I ride out the storm. When the storm warning ...
Mike Holmes: Here's the real dirt on mudrooms
As a contractor, I’m no stranger to mess. At the end of a busy day on the job site, I’m covered in dust, dirt, grime and mud. Even when I work around my home – cutting the grass, clearing snow or tackling some much-needed maintenance – usually ...
KARL LOHNES: New year, new home
Happy New Year, my fellow decorators. I often write about current trends and products for decorating and designing the home. Of course, no one can be expected to purchase all those products or execute all the ideas, so I also try to instill a bit of ...
So, I can have a smart home. Now what?
You’re about to leave work after a long, busy day. While it may be the last thing from your mind, you’ve left all of the house lights off and you won’t be able to see a single thing when you get home to darkness. ...
STEVE MAXWELL: How to keep water pipes from freezing
Do you have a cottage or seasonal country home you’d like to upgrade for year-round living? As more and more people retire permanently to what was originally just a summer vacation property, the challenge of making running water happen in ...
Mike Holmes: New Year's resolutions for homeowners
The first week of the year is always full of possibility. For many of us, a new year means new resolutions to live a little better than we did the last. Most commonly, our resolutions are focused around our personal health – to eat better, work ...
Ready to ring in 2020? Try some of these tips to make your New Year's Eve party a success
Time again to ring in a new year, and whether you're keeping it close with a few friends and family, or planning a roaring bash to greet 2020, here are some tips and ideas to celebrate the New Year with a bang. Make your house festive: Choose ...
HOMES: Before you put away the Christmas decor, consider these storage solutions
By Heidi Tattrie Rushton The presents have been unwrapped, the turkey has been made into sandwiches, soup and casseroles and you’ve tripped over that Dancing Santa one too many times. The time has come to pack up the holiday decor for the ...
Mike Holmes: Big ideas for better homes
The building industry doesn’t move quickly, but I love seeing when a new trend or product pops up that has the potential to change the industry for the better. At the end of this decade, I wanted to shout out a few of the things I’ve learned about ...
Three building trends for the 2020s
Now that we’re at the end of another year, not to mention the end of the decade, I like to take a minute to look back and reflect. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen some big changes and shifts in the industry, some great – and some not so ...